New findings show that groundwater at 60 closed landfills in Minnesota is contaminated with “forever chemicals” at levels that exceed health standards. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency released a report on those PFAS findings yesterday. Officials say the assessment shows that contamination is present in 98 of the 101 closed landfills that have been tested, and levels often exceed guidance values set by the state Health Department. PFAS are man-made chemicals that can be toxic to humans and are resistant to most things. Agency officials say the findings show why they need access to funds to rapidly deal with unexpected environmental releases or incidents. Luckily, no contamination was found at nearby drinking water wells.
Forever Chemicals Found At Nearly Every Closed MN Landfill
By Ashley Hanley|2021-03-19T06:51:20-05:00March 19th, 2021|